Springwater Sports Heritage

Founding Benefactor: The McGuire Trust

Walter Craig


Induction Award:

Walter was one of Midhurst’s greatest sports supporters and displayed notable sportsmanship whether playing softball, curling, horseshoes, checkers, nine pins, crokinole, crib, horseshoes, curling or softball.  He enjoyed a commendable curling career, and in 1930 won the Ontario Championship in Crokinole with Hunter Russell as his partner.  Walter was inducted into the Vespra Recreation Hall of Fame in 1989.

Member Details:

Category:  Athlete
Year of Induction: 2014
Sport(s): Softball, Curling, Horseshoes
Nominator:  Inductee, Vespra Recreation Hall of Fame
Date/Place of Birth:  January 18, 1908/Midhurst, ON
Date/Place of Rest:  October, 1983/Midhurst Union Cemetery, ON

Highlights:

1926
     ♦     Tip Top Tailors of Toronto offered him a job in Toronto as catcher for their
            Championship Team.  He refused so that he could play with his friends in
            Midhurst.  ...more highlights

Narrative:

Walter was born on the third line of Vespra.    He was married to Frances Crittenden and together they raised two boys.  ...more narrative

Media:

...Photo Gallery

 

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2014 Inductee Ceremony